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Flood it!

By Patricia Shaw 1 June 2015, Build 148, Feature article

BRANZ has been busy building one-room huts at its site in Judgeford. These small-scale buildings are being used to study the effects of flooding on building materials, with the goal of improving building resilience.

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Repairing flood damage to houses

By Des Molloy 1 December 2004, Build 85

New Zealand has a highly variable, and volatile, climate. Early this year, the lower half of the North Island experienced unseasonal heavy rainfall, causing widespread floods. Des Molloy checked out the repairs on some affected homes.

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Climate-safe housing

By Scott Willis 1 October 2019, Build 174, Feature article

A Dunedin pilot project will provide housing for a person whose home became unhabitable after repeated floods. This case study in collaborative action is an example of what’s needed as climate change encroaches on our lives.

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